Since I, personally, am not a fan of xbox or Halo apart from the Red vs. Blue series, this post is kinda fitting. The fact that my boyfriend is addicted to Halo: Reach makes me hate it more. So here are the reasons why you should agree with me, after the jump.
Just because the game sold 4 million units within the first week of sales, it doesn’t make it great. Here’s 7 reasons why it’s not. Note that the 7 reasons are not my own and were originally someone else’s opinion. I just don’t like the game in general. No ‘hatin’ on me please.
1. Single player campaign sucks. Whilst it has a nice multiplayer mode, single player is just a disappointment. It’s no match for Halo 3, where single mode was fascinating. A great game should excel in all chapters, not leave behind an important one. Plus the ending is the worst. The story assumes you know every aspect of the game so far, no love for new buyers.
2. Few and old maps. I can’t imagine a game that got so popular for it’s multiplayer having only 13 maps. But to have nearly all of them just remakes from previous Halo’s? Plus the fact that Zealot is actually Midship and Reflection is identical to Ivory Tower – both from Halo 2.
3. The armors are useless. They are useless in the single player campaign. Even in multiplayer they’re pretty ridiculous. They don’t really help the character at all.
4. Shooting skills. The joy of multiplayer games is to distinguish yourself from others with your killing skills. But how can you achieve perfection when the ‘aim down your sight’ feature hasnt yet been implemented? It’s depressing when a guy who can’t even hold a gun outscores you every day.
5. Pricing. Not of the actual game but of the micro-pays you have to pay Bungie for extra storage in their file server section.
6. No identity. Even counter-strike characters have a face, costume and attitudes. In Halo: Reach you can only distinguish your team mates on the red / blue colours. Even in single player campaign the dialog and badly made phrases make you yawn. You jut do the same thing over and over.
7. Halo 3 ODST 2 = Halo Reach. The games more of an ODST 2 than a Halo 4.. The plot and the characters are pretty much the same, there are no souls under the helmets. Bungie should have made characters with at least a little depth.
And I’m sure there’s some of you out there that agree. Halo FAILS.